This article is from the rec.heraldry FAQ, by Gordon Findlay (email@example.com) and Francois Velde (firstname.lastname@example.org) with numerous contributions by others.
This subject frequently rears its head in rec.heraldry; it is however well
More appropriate newsgroups are soc.culture.scottish, soc.culture.celtic,
and alt.scottish.clans (which is badly propagated).
Just remember that there is even more nonsense talked about tartan than is
talked about heraldry.